DGON

Pre IPO

Black Dragon Acquisition Corp. I

Underwriter: Cowen and Company
Raised
$250M
CIK
1845168
Focus
Ecommerce, Sports, Media, Technology, Payment Platforms, FinTech
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Gary G. Greenfield has agreed to serve as an independent director and as Chairman of our board commencing upon the effectiveness of the registration statement. Mr. Greenfield joined Court Square Capital Partners as an Investment Partner in 2013 and transitioned to Executive Advisor in April 2020. Previously, Mr. Greenfield was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, Inc., from 2007 to 2013. In his previous role as Operating Partner of Francisco Partners, he was Chief Executive Officer of GXS. In a landmark role, Mr. Greenfield was hired as Chief Executive Officer of Peregrine Systems, to restructure this leading provider of consolidated asset and service management software. His prior roles were at MERANT (formerly INTERSOLV), where he served in various senior roles, eventually being named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Greenfield has extensive board experience, currently serving as Chairman for Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD, and as a director for Donnelly Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN), Ancile Solutions, Encompass Digital Media and Dynata, with previous service on the board of directors of the following companies: Aderant (Chairman), AFS Technologies, Amisys Managed Care Systems, Avid Technology, Inc., Epocrates, Frontrange Solutions, GXS, Hyperion Solutions, Intellitactics (Chairman), Managed Objects, Mobius Management Systems, Rocket Software, Vocus, and Novell. Additionally, he served as the Chairman of the Information Technology Association of America. We believe that Mr. Greenfield is well qualified to serve as a director due to his strong operational track record that has resulted in the ability to grow markets and develop products, as well as his skills at developing company vision and strategies in the software development field.

Louis Hernandez, Jr. serves as our Chief Executive Officer and a board member . Mr. Hernandez is Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Black Dragon Capital, which he founded in February 2013. Mr. Hernandez has served on the boards of global companies, including Edison International (NYSE: EIX) until 2018, and HSBC Holdings, and advised global organizations such as Infosys. Until 2018, Mr. Hernandez was Chairman and Chief Executive of Avid Technology, Inc (Nasdaq: AVID). He served as Chairman or Chief Executive Officer of Avid for 10 years. For almost 14 years, Mr. Hernandez held the roles of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Open Solutions, an award-winning banking technology leader. Mr. Hernandez was inducted into the Innovator’s Hall of Fame by Banking Technology News, listed as a Top 25 Innovator in financial technology, and won entrepreneurial awards. Mr. Hernandez began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and was a Certified Public Accountant. He is founder of For a Bright Future, a 501(c)3 philanthropic foundation that supports the needs of underprivileged and underrepresented groups focused on healthcare, education, the arts and youth leadership, with the goal of providing equality to all children. He is an advisor to boards of hospitals, science centers, educational foundations and technology councils, as well as a government advisor on economic policy, strategy, job creation, technology diversity and economic growth. We believe that Mr. Hernandez is well qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive executive leadership experience, as well as his almost 25 years of experience as a qualified financial expert and his experience as a board member of private and public companies.

Daniel J. Consigli serves as our Chief Financial Officer and as a member of our board of directors . Since June 2017, Mr. Consigli has served as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Partner of Black Dragon. Prior to Black Dragon, from August 2015 to June 2017, he worked with Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, an early-stage technology registered broker dealer, where he led the finance and accounting functions. Previously, he worked at Israel Discount Bank of New York, Inc., as divisional executive managing finance, accounting and operations, while overseeing business activities of banking, investing, asset management, and corporate and commercial real estate lending for the bank’s Miami region and LATAM. Previously, Mr. Consigli was a divisional Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. We believe that Mr. Consigli is well qualified to serve as a director due to his 20 years of operating experience, primarily in leadership positions within financial service firms that include banking and asset management businesses, where he specialized in turnarounds and mergers and acquisitions.

Tracey Arrowood-Shaw has agreed to serve as an independent director commencing upon the effectiveness of the registration statement. Since November 2020, Ms. Shaw has served as an Advisor to Black Dragon. Previously, from 2015 to 2020, Ms. Shaw served in various roles at World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE), most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and Innovation and, prior to that, as Senior Vice President of WWE Network PMO and Senior Vice President of TV and Network Operations. Ms. Shaw volunteers with Make a Wish Connecticut, Swim Across America, and sits on the SVG Financial Advisory Board and SVG Diversity and Inclusion committee. She is also a Vice-Chair to the For a Bright Future Foundation, Friends of the Foundation Board of Directors. We believe that Ms. Shaw is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive leadership experience in the media content industries, as well as in evaluating business and tech opportunities, developing strategies, implementing sustainable, cost saving and efficient processes and identifying and driving key operational metrics.

Frank R. Martire III has agreed to serve as an independent director commencing upon the effectiveness of the registration statement. Since October 2019, Mr. Martire has been a Partner at Bridgeport Partners and also serves as Managing Director at Trasimene Capital Management. Prior to Trasimene and Bridgeport, Mr. Martire was an Executive Committee member, Investment Committee member and General Counsel of Motive Partners, from 2016 to 2019. Prior to Motive, Mr. Martire was a Partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP from 2014 to 2015. We believe that Mr. Martire is well qualified to serve as a director due to his years of experience in public and private M&A, as well as his experience with board governance and shareholder-related matters.

Charles D. Vogt has agreed to serve as an independent director commencing upon the effectiveness of the registration statement. Since August 2020, Mr. Vogt has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of DZS, Inc. a provider of telecommunications networking equipment (Nasdaq: DZSI). Prior to that, from January 2018 to August 2020, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ATX Networks, a global leader of access and video distribution solutions serving the cable, satellite, Internet Protocol television (IPTV), wireless and enterprise markets. From July 2013 to January 2018, Mr. Vogt served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Imagine Communications, a solution provider for TV broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) across adtech, playout, automation, Internet Protocol (IP) and Serial Digital Interface (SDI) networking. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of GENBAND (Ribbon Communications), a provider of optical networking solutions and cloud communications solutions. We believe Mr. Vogt is well qualified to serve as a director due to his 20 years of executive leadership experience in the media, technology and information sectors.